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Hi I'm Elder Amado La Cruz

I'm a Mormon, ex-Catholic converted in 2012. I grew in Peru and I have a beautiful family there! I love serve the people!

About Me

I'm 26 years old (2015), I love music, playing the guitar, martial arts and riding motorcycles. I studied Administration and International Business, I love my career! I used to work for an International Transport Company. I love my family and I want to make them happy! God, Jesus Christ and them inspire me to be a better person. I also love to serve people and I want to contribute with a better world. I'm currently a full time missionary as a volunteer for this Church for a period of 2 years, serving in Japan!

Why I am a Mormon

I borned in a Catholic family and I studied in a Catholic school, I knew who God and Jesus Christ were. I used to go to the catholic church every Sunday for one hour when I was kid, but that was it, my relationship with God was summarized to only one hour per week. Our church leaders never taught me that God's teachings and Jesus Christ example were to use them every time and apply them in daily life situations; as a kid I never was encouraged or supported to follow God's path. So, I grew up with a poor faith, I never had a real connection with God and Jesus Christ, they never were my priority. So, I was living by my own...up and down...doing what I used to think was right. Even that I was a good professional, with a good job, good parents...I was not completely happy. So, I started to wonder about what was my real purpose in life. There was a time where things were not going so good, so then, when I was humble enough to recognize that I needed God's help and love, He put in my way a good friend, this person was full of light, full of love!!! Then, one day I asked to this person: How do you do to be so happy?? This person's answer was: This is because I have God and Jesus Christ in my life and all what I've learned comes from scriptures and Church, Mormon church. I knew that I wanted the same! After a while, I started meeting the missionaries and was in that moment when everything made sense in my life!! I understood what was my real purpose in life and what my Heavenly Father expect from me to do in order to help and make happy to my family and to the others, and to contribute with a better world. That moment changed my life!! Now, I can say that my life is much much better in all aspects!!! I can feel my Heavenly Father's love everyday and joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, as says in Galatians 5:22

How I live my faith

The following scripture (James 2:17-18) define my faith: 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Jesus Christ is my example and I try to do my best to become more like him. Currently, I'm serving as a full-time missionary (church volunteer), for two years in Japan. It is not easy, but it totally worth the effort!! Share and receive love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, Faith....and learn in the process, is the best!!!